Do you know what you’d do if an emergency hits? What if you’re at work, your spouse is stuck in traffic and your children are in school? WTOP has the information you need.
If you live in the D.C. area, you will likely be getting an emergency alert on your phone on Thursday morning, but don’t worry: It’s only a test.
“It just takes one major incident to have a profound effect, not only in a community, but on families and people on an individual level,” an official with Maryland Emergency Management Agency said.
While searching for the man believed to be linked to the weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey, authorities sent emergency alerts to cellphones in that area. Emergency managers in the D.C. area have the same capability.
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